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by DCA350
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29301

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Does the internal fire suppression system only work in flight?

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by DCA350
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75480

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Basically BA has given up hope on travel returning to normal until 2022 at least. That said, what are the odds that the A388 at BA returns to service? I would say about 20-25 percent at best...and then the B772 (GE ER fleet) will have to soldier on a bit longer. The 747s were long paid for and amor...

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by DCA350
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 253
Views: 59846

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

I find it amazing that there is still no cancellation rush for Airbus. What am I missing? I don’t think you’re missing anything. The vast majority of Boeing’s cancellations are MAX, which because of the circumstances, are easy to cancel. Less-flexible sales contracts so customers are likely deferri...

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by DCA350
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23721

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

BOC has also cancelled 30 MAX orders https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boc-aviation-boeing-orders/hong-kongs-boc-aviation-cancels-30-boeing-737-max-aircraft-orders-idUSKBN2412PB#:~:text=June%2030%20%28Reuters%29%20%2D%20Hong,737%20MAX%20aircrafts%2C%20it%20added. More cancellations will continue t...

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by DCA350
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23721

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

I do not find it surprising. The MAX's overall woes make it easier for Norwegian to cancel them as well as even try to seek compensation which would be a welcome cash injection on their books. The Airbus order is a different matter since Airbus has a problem free product and an order which is runni...

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by DCA350
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17866

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qatar-boeing-777-retirement AAB says the 777s will be retired over the next 3 to 4 years and will be replaced by the 777-9s it what seems to be a 1 for 1 replacement. The 787-9s will replace the 787-8s and the A330s are all leaving now Well in this case I red...

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by DCA350
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17866

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Imo they have overordered. 60 777Xs was always way too many.. At most they need half that. I expect some to be cancelled and/or converted to 787s. Depends on how you look at it. They have 48 77Ws and 10 77Ls they’ve ordered 50 779s and 10 778s. So if it’s a replacement program then they haven’t. If...

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by DCA350
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022
Replies: 103
Views: 17866

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Imo they have overordered. 60 777Xs was always way too many.. At most they need half that. I expect some to be cancelled and/or converted to 787s.

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by DCA350
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19659

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

-IB currently has 6 units active and 8 parked. -Mr. Gallego, CEO of Iberia, who leaves the airline to be in charge of IAG from September on, has internally announced today they will retire the entire fleet of A346 from IB as a measure to control de costs in the short term. -Other measures: defer de...

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by DCA350
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 33161

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The limitations of the 330t A332 F could be addressed through a A339 stretch F, presumably 351t: https://cargofacts.com/allposts/equipment/aircraft/the-next-big-freighter/ Airbus' s challenge is to find a near-term launch customer needing sufficient frames to finance development costs To have TATL ...

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by DCA350
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5167

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

IMO when the time is right, in several years, Qantas will put out a new RFP to Airbus and Boeing. Unless Boeing come up with a MTOW increase for the 787 or the 777X is better than predicted, it will be Airbus.. Ruscoe I can't see how it helps Boeing.. The later the delivery date the closer we get t...

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by DCA350
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5167

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

I don't see why Sunrise wouldn't continue. Demand will eventually come back within the next few years and people will be more willing to pay for direct flights than in the past. Honestly if anything COVID made the business case stronger, albeit delayed.

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by DCA350
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117448

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Hi Lightsaber. I have dispatched the JNB-ATL flight only occasionally but your weight/payload analysis for the 777LR is pretty accurate. A couple things to add. - The flight arrived mid-morning and departed JNB in the early evening. Due to the elevation, the performance was extremely sensitive to t...

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by DCA350
Fri May 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: United Airlines: focus on preserving cash versus acquiring new aircraft

First A350 aren’t suppose to arrive until 2027. I doubt UA management is really focused on them at this time with these comments. Exactly.. The Max, 787 and maybe the A321XLR order are at risk of being deferred or cancelled. They have already pushed the boat out on the A350. I also expect some of t...

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by DCA350
Fri May 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24302

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

It is a Rumour so not much is known. DL needs A350s so it can retire their B777s.It is best to buy those as Airbus' slots because if avoids conversion and refurbishment costs. QR might have theirs on a deliver schedule that is the best for DL and do not want them. All very feasible but we will only...

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by DCA350
Thu May 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24302

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

Interesting that UA's A350s are gone even though they have expanded the order 3 times.. Something will have to replace that huge fleet of 777ERs over the next decade. Sure 787s will replace some but it's very likely the A350s take over the heavy lifting routes that can't handle the capacity of the ...

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by DCA350
Thu May 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 96
Views: 24302

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

It is a Rumour so not much is known. DL needs A350s so it can retire their B777s.It is best to buy those as Airbus' slots because if avoids conversion and refurbishment costs. QR might have theirs on a deliver schedule that is the best for DL and do not want them. All very feasible but we will only...

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by DCA350
Tue May 26, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 16249

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Does anybody have 777W numbers for comparison? I've only seen the A350K compared to the 747 by BA. For a 16hr flight I'm guessing based on numbers that have been thrown around the 35K will carry a bit more payload, and burn about 1000kg less per hour. The A35K is lighter, someone can confirm, but b...

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by DCA350
Tue May 26, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 114
Views: 16249

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Does anybody have 777W numbers for comparison? I've only seen the A350K compared to the 747 by BA.

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by DCA350
Thu May 21, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117448

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL? Or ATL-JNB-CPT-JNB-ATL? Why would it go back to JNB if the altitude and density altitude are performance limiting on the 350? The route proposed makes sense, ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL. Not to mention I’m guessing Delta can’t fly passengers between JNB and CPT, so that wouldn’t make sense fin...

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by DCA350
Wed May 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 504
Views: 91129

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Just as well the 380s are leased and not direct purchased. According to post #137, that is not the case, it's around half leased and half owned. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-20/emirates-seeks-to-scrap-last-5-a380-orders-in-final-blow-to-jet Emirates looking to cancel last 5 A380s...

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by DCA350
Wed May 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117448

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

A Cape Town stop is smart imo.. American carriers do not like circular routes, but if executed right they can work. The A350 will be able to leave out full, and based on the early returns from United there is a market for CPT to the US.

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by DCA350
Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 49622

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Damn, no surprise but still sad. The A380 was always a difficult operation for AF, they simply don't have enough Premium Traffic for it to be a true money maker. Sadly they won't be the last airline to emerge from this after retiring the A380 fleet.

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by DCA350
Fri May 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117448

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

How much cargo was Delta carrying on LAX-SYD or JNB-ATL? I'm not sure about JNB-ATL but UA on LAX-SYD on a 789 can carry a full load of passengers which equates to around 300 bags and around 20,000-25,000 pounds of cargo, the same is true on return leg . The only time the 789 has problems coming ou...

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by DCA350
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14494

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Many 77X could be put back, but no cancellations due to fact a few already the built. A350s more like to be the cancel. They will keep smaller 789 due to last 77X cancel deal, but no need for a350. It will look like the first cancel. Both A350 and 787 are swaps from frim A380 and 777-X order. So al...

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by DCA350
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9131

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

Wow, but based on the photos the GS is parked in a interesting spot especially that close to an active taxi way. Side note does Thai move a lot of freight? 79 passengers on a A330 doesn't even pay for the fuel.

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by DCA350
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary
Replies: 26
Views: 3537

Re: Lufthansa Announces Frankfurt to Calgary

You sure it's on an A332? Unless they are sourcing it from somewhere else they don't have any in the LH mainline fleet.

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by DCA350
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 27962

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

*AW&ST estimated OEW; actual OEW may range from 297,000lb to 320,000lb depending upon customer options. So Zeke is quoting 1,000lb above the minimum threshold which is convenient for his argument. Halfway between the two weights is 308,500lb or 140.2t. That is 11t heavier than the 787-9. The A3...

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by DCA350
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X vs A350 CASM
Replies: 259
Views: 27962

Re: 777X vs A350 CASM

What's the pissing contest about? They are different aircraft for different markets. You can't really compare the CASMs because they are unlikely to be outfitted the same. Every Airline that has ordered the 777X is an Airline that still values F because they have the routes to make it work. Both wil...

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by DCA350
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1101
Views: 171998

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Pratt and Whitney recently announced a thrust bump on the PW1500G to introduce a 35,000-lb thrust variant, designed for hot and high airports. I have to wonder if JetBlue should consider having the last 13 A321neo (non-LR) with that engine, which would allow B6 to open up nonstops to UIO, BOG, and ...

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by DCA350
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 253
Views: 59846

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

Orders: Jan-2020. Total: 296 gross and 274 net, 22 cancelled. A220: 58x gross, 58x net orders (no cancelled) 8x Air Senegal A220-300 50x ALC A220-300 A320 Neo family: 227x gross, 207x net, 20x cancelled (15x A320 Neo and 5x A321 Neo) BOC Aviation: 20x A320 neo Cebu Pacific: 5x A320 Neo, 10x A321 Ne...

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by DCA350
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7385

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

Eventually, but now there is a glut of A330s coming on the market that would be ripe for P2F conversation. Amazon is still new to this so I expect measured growth.

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by DCA350
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30283

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

Out of curiosity...Is the amount of single engine flight time limited by ETOPS in this case? Or as they are flying over terrain they can flight as long as needed on single engine? Some A350s are being delivered without fuel jettison systems too, so it wouldn't be surprising if this 767 doesn't have...

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by DCA350
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 32
Views: 6894

Re: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR

I am confused. I thought the A321NEO was the A321LR. And the A321XLR was just an A321LR with extra fuel tanks. No the LR was the first extended range version of the NEO. It has a slightly higher MTOW and the extra tanks. The XLR has an additional MTOW bump compared to the LR, and a new permanent ta...

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by DCA350
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30626

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

SAA has cancelled 48 flights in February as another cost cutting measure. Destinations include Durban, Cape Town, Accra, Washington DC and Nairobi. https://ewn.co.za/2020/01/31/it-s-all-part-of-the-plan-says-saa-after-cancelling-flights Wow I would have thought DC was profitable for them especially...

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by DCA350
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7826

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

The problem is Spain is very west, and south. So they can't get any meaningful connecting traffic to Asia (except Portugal and maybe Morocco). Even Spanish connecting traffic is complicated, since the ME3 fly to MAD, BCN, AGP (except Emirates) + Turkish flies to a few more cities. To complicate thi...

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by DCA350
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10446

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

Interesting they are down gauging LAX product wise from the 787 to the A330. I thought that was a lucrative market for them. There really isn't much difference between the cabin of the A330 and the 787, seat-wise. I do think they're quite succesful in LAX. Yes, but I was specifically talking about ...

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by DCA350
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10446

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

Interesting they are down gauging LAX product wise from the 787 to the A330. I thought that was a lucrative market for them.

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by DCA350
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 3802

Re: LATAM upgauges GRU-MEX to the A350-900

Two Biggest economies and cities in Latin America, no surprise they can fill more than a 767.

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by DCA350
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine
Replies: 90
Views: 11855

Re: Rolls Royce 3.7 Meter dia. Engine

Interesting, would the the A350 need LG adjustments? Or could they just move it closer to the wing?

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by DCA350
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

On EKs current inflight podcast for January, during STCs customary interview he specifically mentions the upcoming arrivals of 787s, 77Xs, 350s....AND A330NEOs. This is a post Xmas interview Interesting, I still feel this is China. Emirates is loud, I can't ever remember them making an undisclosed ...

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by DCA350
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30626

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

Makes sense although it would mean a significant downsizing. They must plan on cutting some routes if they are only bringing in 4 A350s, unless they have some more lined up if they get their finances in order. Sidenote 3 of their A343s are younger than their A346s, they have to be some of youngest a...

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by DCA350
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 136022

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders

scbriml wrote:
Order Summaries for 2019

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Note: Boeing net and backlog numbers include ASC 606 adjustments per their website.


Wow this has to be the most lopsided race in over a decade.

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by DCA350
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Massive win for Airbus. Pushes the A330neo total orders, ahead of the 777X in the battle of the refreshed WBs. Very strange comparison here Why not compare orange to orange and apple to apple in this case? The A350-1000 would have been appropriate Anyway congrats to Airbus for this order! The A330n...

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by DCA350
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Massive win for Airbus. Pushes the A330neo total orders, ahead of the 777X in the battle of the refreshed WBs.

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by DCA350
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 10721

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

Do they have crew rest? I can't recall too many airlines installing crew rest on 788s

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by DCA350
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces Barranquilla and Bucaramanga from FLL
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: Spirit announces Barranquilla and Bucaramanga from FLL

Disappointed in B6 for not being more aggressive in Colombia, huge market but they have been stagnant.. Spirit is seizing the opportunity, kudos to them.

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by DCA350
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific A350 routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2597

Re: Cathay Pacific A350 routes

The problem with questions like this is that it can change frequently. Looking at this month (January 2020) I see the A350 on at least some days and some frequencies to the following: 359: AKL, BCN, BKK, BNE, BRU, CEB, CGK, CHC, CPT, EWR, FCO, IAD, ICN, KIX, LGW, MEL, MNL, NGO, NRT, PER, SEA, SFO, ...

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